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Aerospace Technician, 3rd Shift

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RUAG Space is part of RUAG International. The company focuses on the aerospace industry and employs around 6’000 employees. RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe. Three product groups, six countries, one team: Electronics, Spacecraft and Launchers are part of our product portfolio. In addition to Switzerland - which is RUAG Space's headquarters - we are also represented in Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and test subsystems and equipment for use in space. Experience, outstanding reliability, customer focus and a comprehensive, clearly structured product portfolio all make RUAG Space the partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe. We set trends and stand for innovation - embodied by numerous projects in the production of individual and sophisticated structures, mechanisms and launch vehicles.


•    Perform composite sandwich structures preparation tasks such carbon and glass fiber cutting, shaping, and installation onto molds. Operate powered machine tools as required.
•    Perform manufacturing tasks required to prepare, transport, install, and certify ordnance components and separation systems.
•    Perform painting of flight products, tooling, and furnishings, and operate sealed paint booths
•    Perform installation of electrical harnesses, instrumentation, doors, ductwork, and other subassemblies and components
•    Prepare, package, and transport aerospace products, subassemblies, and components within the factory and to the Customer
•    Integrate thermal shelter and acoustic protection panels
•    Review engineering drawings and specifications as required to assemble and test aerospace components.
•    Receive, unpack , prepare, and stage hardware components for manufacturing
•    Provide factory support at the site of launch (Cape Canaveral, FL, and Vandenberg, CA)
•    Generate continuous improvement suggestions and implement improved processes
•    Perform chemical coating, adhesive preparation and application, and finishing of aerospace hardware.
•    Install, maintain, clean, service, and certify production and test tooling
•    Use precision measuring equipment and tooling during the manufacturing process
•    Read and perform computer-based manufacturing procedures, and provide computer entries that documents manufacturing processes.
•    Operate powered vehicles and hand trucks such as forklifts, carts, mobile platforms.
•    Operate cranes and large doors as required to move hardware and tooling.
•    Operate production systems that perform nondestructive testing, machining, fiber layup, composite oven curing.
•    Identify hardware non-conformances and perform disposition tasks.

•    Mechanical aptitude
•    Assembly / Integration background preferred
•    Previous composite and/or lightweight construction experience is preferred
•    High School Diploma or equivalent GED (education will be verified)


Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

RUAG Space USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

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Trinity, AL, US

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Production

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on the Aerospace business unit, the company will consist of the two divisions Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6’000 people, two thirds of whom work abroad. 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur

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